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Congressman Sires Issues Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address to Congress

Mar 3, 2015
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address before a joint session of Congress:

"Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech presented a compelling argument; reminding us all of the grave threat we face as Iran continues its quest to acquire a nuclear bomb. Iran's policies in the Middle East region, particularly towards groups that support violence and the prevention of an Israeli-Arab peace process, are perpetuating instability. Iran's financial and material support of various militant groups poses a clear threat to American interests abroad.

As we examine U.S. policy towards Iran, I believe we must take smart, clear steps towards addressing our concerns with the Iranian regime and protecting our national security abroad.  I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will put partisan politics aside and come together to curb Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons and continue to destabilize the region.â"